USB keyboard with Xfbdev (again)

John Tapsell johnflux at
Fri Nov 14 07:16:28 PST 2008

Hi Stuart,

  I have no idea about your problem, but for what it's worth have you
considered just using Xorg instead of kdrive?


2008/11/14 Stuart Hughes <seh at>:
> Hi Cliff,
> I saw your posting here:
> and wondered if you or anyone else managed to resolve this.
> I'm cross compiling xorg-server-1.4 for a powerpc 7400 (MAC G4) and
> Xfbdev starts and the mouse works (eventually), but I get nothing from
> the USB keyboard (I started twm and tried typing an xterm).
> I'm starting it like this and see:
> # Xfbdev -mouse mouse -keybd xkb
> Couldn't find keyboard driver keybd
> Couldn't find keyboard driver xkb
> I've tried other combinations, but nothing seems to work.  I'm passing
> the following to configure when I build it (all one line):
> ./configure --prefix=/usr --host=powerpc-linux --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu
> --enable-composite --enable-kdrive --disable-dri --disable-xinerama
> --disable-xf86misc --disable-xf86vidmode --disable-xorg
> --disable-xorgcfg --disable-xnest --disable-xvfb --disable-xevie
> --disable-xprint --disable-xtrap --enable-xfbdev --disable-dmx
> --enable-builtin-fonts --disable-dbus --disable-ipv6 --enable-xkb
> --enable-kbd_mode
> Any ideas?
> Regards, Stuart
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